Komets will play in Midwest Division of Western Conference with Cincinnati Cyclones, Evansville IceMen, Indy Fuel, and Quad City Mallards.
The Komets split a home double-header weekend for week 16 of 2014-15 earning two points while improving to 29-10-3 and 61 points after 42 games.
Justin Mercier and Tyler Barnes scored 16 seconds apart in the second period but the Komets three third period goals sent the Walleye to a 3-2 loss Saturday night in Fort Wayne.
The Komets scored just 2:10 into the first period then didn’t score again the rest of the night as Fort Wayne fell to Elmira 2-1 at War Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.
The Board of Governors approved the Transfer of Home Territory from Bakersfield, Calif. to Norfolk, Va.; the Home Territory from Ontario, Calif. to Manchester, N.H. and the Home Territory from Stockton, Calif. to Glens Falls, N.Y.
The Komets will be without two of their top defensemen for the foreseeable future, as James Martin and Joey Leach are set to join the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters.
The Komets announced Tuesday that forward Thomas Frazee has been traded to the Evansville IceMen for center Matt Lowry.
The Komets host Elmira Friday followed by rival Toledo on Saturday night.
Higgs, 22, started the season appearing in 11 ECHL games with Reading (1g, 3a) before joining South Carolina for nine games (3g) through Jan. 11.
After a high scoring affair on Friday night, the Wheeling Nailers and Fort Wayne Komets took more of a defensive approach on Saturday. That style proved to be especially successful for the visiting Komets, who skated away with the 4-1 victory in front of the third largest crowd of the season at WesBanco Arena, at 3,974.
In a case where the last goal won, the Nailers had the final say, as Morgan Ellis powered in his second of the evening with 1:53 left in regulation for the 5-4 final score.
The ECHL Eastern Conference leading Komets are about to begin the second half of their season this coming weekend. The team is also close to getting captain Kaleigh Schrock back in the line-up.